This winter has been one of the coldest on record for the Nanaimo area. Most fortunate people have a warm place to escape the frigid winter wind, but for many others, this isn’t the case. Multiple advocacy and community-led groups have stepped up to help those in need of extra support. One organisation in particular, … Continued

The City of Nanaimo: Resilience Grant 2021

Nanaimo based artists, collectives, and non-profit organizations can now apply for the City of Nanaimo’s 2021 Resilience Grant. The Resilience Grant will provide the recipient(s) with a one-time award of $1k to $5k to support Nanaimo arts and culture among the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, promoting community resilience. Julie Bevan, Nanaimo’s manager … Continued

Winter Is Coming

As the snow starts to fall on the northern part of Vancouver Island, the City of Nanaimo reminds residents to be prepared for a West Coast winter. Since winter will bring rain and wet snow to the area, the City of Nanaimo sent out a press release asking residents to clear leaves and debris from … Continued

Power to the People:

The City of Nanaimo is asking its citizens how they think the city should evolve over the next decades. REIMAGINE NANAIMO set up booths last weekend and will again this weekend to answer questions and hear ideas about the city’s future.   REIMAGINE NANAIMO is a team put together by the city and has been … Continued

News in a nutshell

By News Editor Aislinn Cottell WHAT On March 28, the city is holding an informational session for volunteer beta testers interested in reviewing their new website. WHERE 411 Dunsmuir St., Service and Resource Centre Boardroom 5 – 7 pm. RSVP at feedback@nanaimo.ca. WHY YOU SHOULD CARE Beta testing is a chance to make suggestions so … Continued

City expands Cleaner Community Partnership Program

By News Editor Aislinn Cottell Since 2002, Nanaimo’s Partners in a Cleaner Community Program has been a yearly collaboration between the city and local non-profit organizations to keep Nanaimo a cleaner community, by providing aid and incentive for these groups to hit the streets and help clean up some of the accumulated litter. This year, … Continued

Funding a hockey fan’s dream

Above: An artist’s rendering of the proposed events centre. 📷 Courtsesy NanaimoNewsNOW By contributor Kelly Whiteside Two years ago, when our Nanaimo city council was elected, none of the nine councillors mentioned a multiplex or event centre as a priority in their platforms. Now, over the course of a few months, council has spent upwards of $500K … Continued

News in a nutshell

By News Editor Aislinn Cottell What As a result of the Millstone Trunk Sewer Replacement project completed by the city earlier this month, a new section has been added to Nanaimo’s already extensive trail network. Where The trail connects Buttertubs Marsh with Bowen Park, as well as the Millstone Trail and Trans Canada Trail. Why … Continued

City asks residents to cut down contamination in curbside pick-up

By News Editor Aislinn Cottell The City of Nanaimo is asking residents to use more care when sorting their waste for the curbside pickup program. A warning letter was recently received from Multi Material BC (MMBC) (the province-wide organization currently paying the city to collect recycling) concerning contamination levels in the recycling being delivered. Contamination … Continued

News in a nutshell

By contributor Aislinn Cottell WHAT Free open textbooks available for student use through the BC Open Textbook Project, the first government-sponsored site of its kind. WHERE <open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/> WHY YOU SHOULD CARE Free textbooks. Need we say more? WHAT September 27: Screening of the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, followed by a Q&A and discussion. … Continued

Nanaimo launches new anti-littering campaign

It is time to exterminate the litter bugs — in a non-violent manner, of course. A new anti-littering campaign has been launched, entitled Keep Nanaimo Clean, that will paint the city with reminders to keep the streets and trails clean. With the help of the increasingly environmentally conscious population, the campaign aims to eliminate the … Continued

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